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- General Company Information
Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services. Cognizant’s single-minded passion is to dedicate our global technology and innovation know-how, our industry expertise and worldwide resources to working with clients to make their businesses stronger. The company delivers high-quality, cost effective, full lifecycle solutions to complex software development and management problems. Its expertise extends across a wide range of services and technologies encompassing application development and management, business and technology consulting, complex system integration, business process outsourcing and IT Infrastructure management, as well as legacy and client/server applications. Cognizant's industry experience spans several information-intensive businesses such as financial, healthcare, manufacturing, technology, retail, communications, and information services.
- When was Cognizant founded?
Founded in 1994 and publicly listed in 1998 (Nasdaq:CTSH), Cognizant started as a division of Dun & Bradstreet focused on full lifecycle software projects (unlike other offshore firms which began life as providers of staff supplementation services). This background enables Cognizant to provide 24x7 project management, backed by a world class R&D organization that helps clients manage through rapid technological change.
- Where is Cognizant located?
Headquartered in Teaneck, N.J., Cognizant has 25 sales offices around the world in Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, London and Frankfurt. Cognizant also has over 50 global delivery centers in the Latin America, Asia Pacific and the following cities in India: Chennai, Kochi, Kolkata, Gurgaon (New Delhi area), Coimbatore, Pune and Bangalore.
- How many people work at Cognizant?
Cognizant employs over 162,700 people at its 50 delivery centers globally and customer locations in North and Latin America, Asia and Europe.
- Stock Information
Cognizant common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol CTSH.
- How can I buy Cognizant stock?
Shares of Cognizant common stock can be purchased on the open market through any stock brokerage firm. Cognizant does not offer a direct stock purchase plan.
- What is Cognizant's CUSIP number?
Cognizant's CUSIP number is 192446102.
- How many shares are outstanding?
As of March 31, 2013, there were approximately 305,176 shares of Class A Common Stock outstanding.
Cognizant has never paid cash dividends on its Class A common stock and does not anticipate paying any cash dividends for the foreseeable future.
- Stock Splits
On September 17, 2007 the Board of Directors declared a two-for-one stock split on its capital stock in the form of a stock dividend. Stockholders of record as of October 1, 2007 were entitled to one additional share of common stock for each share held on the record date. The stock dividend distribution occurred on October 16, 2007; the company's Class A Common Stock began trading on a post-split basis the business day following the distribution date.
On May 26, 2004 Cognizant stockholders approved an increase in the number of authorized shares of Class A common stock. As a result of the increase, Cognizant's previously announced conditional two-for-one stock split on its Class A Common stock in the form of a stock dividend proceeded as planned. Stockholders of record as of May 27, 2004 received one additional share of common stock for each share held.
On March 5, 2003, the Cognizant Board of Directors declared a 3-for-1 stock split effected by a stock dividend payable on April 1, 2003 to stockholders.
On February 11, 2000, the Cognizant Board of Directors declared a 2-for-1 stock split effected by a 100% dividend payable on March 16, 2000 to stockholders.
- Stock Certificates and Changes of Address
For stock held in “street name”, your broker will be able to provide assistance. For stocks held individually, you should contact the transfer agent listed below for assistance.
- Earnings Release Information
All shareholders automatically receive Cognizant's annual report through the mail. Quarterly earnings information is posted under Earnings on the day of the release and may be received by mail or e-mail if requested. Select the Contacts link to be added to the mailing list.
- Which financial analysts follow Cognizant?
Broker Analyst ATLANTIC EQUITIES CHRIS HICKEY BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH SARA GUBINS BARCLAYS CAPITAL DARRIN D. PELLER BERENBERG BANK DAUD KHAN BMO FINANCIAL GROUP KEITH BACHMAN BNP PARIBAS ARVIND RAMNANI CITI ASHWIN SHIRVAIKAR COWEN AND COMPANY MOSHE KATRI CREDIT SUISSE GEORGE MIHALOS DEUTSCHE BANK SECURITIES BRYAN KEANE EVERCORE PARTNERS DAVID TOGUT GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. JULIO C. QUINTEROS JANNEY MONTGOMERY SCOTT LLC JOSEPH D. FORESI JEFFERIES & CO. JASON KUPFERBERG JPMORGAN TIEN-TSIN HUANG MORGAN STANLEY KATY HUBERTY NOMURA SECURITIES INTL (AMERICA) ASHWIN MEHTA OPPENHEIMER & CO. GLENN GREENE PACIFIC CREST SECURITIES JESSE HULSING PIPER JAFFRAY MARK J. ZGUTOWICZ SANFORD C. BERNSTEIN & CO., LLC ROD BOURGEOIS SUSQUEHANNA FINANCIAL GROUP JAMES E. FRIEDMAN UBS STEVEN MILUNOVICH WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC EDWARD S. CASO WILLIAM BLAIR & COMPANY, L.L.C. BHAVAN SURI
- Who are your independent auditors?
1301 Avenue of the America's
New York, NY 10019
- Who is Cognizant's transfer agent?
American Stock Transfer & Trust Co.
59 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
- How to Request Materials
Cognizant's annual report is a comprehensive overview of the Company. Additional information about Cognizant, such as a company history, can be found under About Us , and information on Cognizant's service offerings may be found under Services or Industries. You may request an investor kit through the mail by calling 1-201-498-8801 or selecting the appropriate link on the Investors page.